Seven. A complete run in 8 volumes

GOODLAND [John] & Nicholas MOORE (Ed.). Seven. A complete run in 8 volumes.

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GOODLAND [John] & Nicholas MOORE (Ed.). Seven. A complete run in 8 volumes. Taunton: John Goodland and Nicholas Moore, 1938-1940.

Crown 8vo., 8 volumes; stapled wrappers printed in a variety of colours with '7' design, ads to lower, many for 'Delta' magazine; printed throughout in black and white; a lovely complete set, the staples rusted, some light browning and spotting to the extremities, original subscribers form present in 3 of the 8 volumes, some splash marks to vol. III; light corner creasing present in some volumes; vol VI with some slightly more present spotting and ink marks to rear cover; the final volume the most spotted, with some soiling and creasing to covers, but a very good set nonetheless, and genuinely scarce complete.
First editions all, of this English magazine from the second wave of Ango-American modernism, founded in Cambridge by Moore and Goodland, fortified by its connection with the Villa Seurat group: Henry Millar, Lawrence Durrell and Anaïs Nin all feature consistently throughout the run, whilst the 5th issue (misnumbered 4, Summer 1939) includes a poem by Gerald Durrell, 'An African Dialogue', which is among his first appearances in print - he was at the time fourteen years of age.